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In The Graveyard At Dawn
Price: Free! Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
A young boy enters a graveyard at dawn with his dog. Both love the countryside and the wild-life they observe. Death is a part of the process of Life,but a surprise awaits them in the burial-ground.
Evolutionary Alarm Sounds Within Languages
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 18,620. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / economic development, Nonfiction » Psychology » Experimental psychology
This book proposes that countries which are economically developed or are quickly developing speak languages that contain high concentration of evolutionary alarm/warning call sounds. These sounds automatically stimulate early brain structures making the people in those societies more aroused, worried and cautious. These are essential features for economic development that cannot be educated.
Washington's Providence
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 81,180. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Former history professor John Curry has been recruited by a time-travel company to scout the best vantage point for clients to witness the inauguration of the first President of the United States. There's just one problem: When he arrives in 1789, there is no inauguration—and no United States.
Dawn on Lake Tiberias And Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 23,370. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
Stories about Ignatius Loyola, John Bunyan, Telemachus, the twelve Martyrs of Scilla, and some frustrated fisherman. They do such things as start the Jesuit order, put an end to the gladiatorial games in Rome, and die for their faith.
Breaking the Silence: The Films of John Pilger
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 167,750. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
In Breaking the Silence: The Films of John Pilger, Anthony Hayward traces the journalist and documentary maker's screen career, from The Quiet Mutiny in 1970 to Utopia in 2013. The book details the documentaries, their effects, such as the $45 million in aid triggered by Year Zero - The Silent Death of Cambodia, and Pilger's clashes with both the political and broadcasting establishments.
Murder At The Panionic Games
Series: Bias of Priene. Price: Free! Words: 77,050. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013 by BrukatPublishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Set in the Greek city-state of Priene in 650 B.C., this fascinating murder mystery opens with Bias, the protagonist, being stalked by a murderer at the sacred grounds of the Panionion, the religious and political center of the Ionic League. As Bias crouches at the back of a cave, he recalls the events of the previous weeks which led him to his predicament.
The Secrets of Filming Swallows & Amazons (1974)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,540. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
The true-life filmography of a family classic. In 1973, Sophie Neville was cast as Titty alongside Suzanna Hamilton and Virginia McKenna in the EMI/Theatre Projects movie of 'Swallows & Amazons' (1974). Made before the advent of CGI or digital technology, the young actors lived out Arthur Ransome's epic adventure, with all of its camaraderie and thrills, on location in the British Lake District.
Herod, Statesman, Builder and Commander
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 65,430. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
He was not the monster of popular imagination but rather a brilliant man of his time. Energetic, fearless and with some surprisingly loyal friends, servants and relations, he was also a good friend of the supreme earthly power, the Roman Emperor, Augustus and his right hand man Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa.
This Life of Mine: A Collection of Short Stories by J.E. Gilbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,390. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This largely autobiographical series of vignettes captures the grimness, wildness and unpredictability of an era when times were tough and people were tougher. Gilbert’s simple, yet masterful storytelling frequently leads the reader in very unexpected directions. These human narratives ring with honesty and humor and contribute to preserving a unique part of the past.
Naked Tarot
Price: Free! Words: 115,280. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism / Kabbalah & Mysticism, Essay » Literature
As Naked Tarot consecutively explains each card of the tarot deck it ends up explaining everything. This book becomes an excellent introduction to the Kabballah, and many aspects of the occult. Within this book is a complete system of magick with detailed instructions and diagrams. There are insights into alchemy, witchcraft, anthropology, ancient myths, religions, and the history of the Tarot.